Local News

  • SIP accepting grant applications until Sept. 15

    PERRY COUNTY - The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept grant applications from now until Sept. 15. Disbursement will take place in October.

    Those eligible to apply for funds include individuals, families, groups or organizations located within the Southern Indiana Power Inc. service territory, which covers the counties of Perry, Spencer and areas in Dubois and Warrick counties.

    Applicants need not be members of the cooperative.

  • National Barrel Horse Association Show at SIHC

    TELL CITY - The Southern Indiana Horseman Club will host a sanctioned NBHA barrel horse show Saturday. Warm-ups will begin at noon and competition will begin at 2 p.m. This will be an all-contest show with $1,500 added to the prize money.  

    Bleacher seating is available, but lawn chairs are recommended. The Blazing Saddles 4-H Club will run the concession stand and serve hamburgers, hot dogs, desserts, soft drinks and water.

    For more information, contact Chad Hubert at 836-2007 or 608-0521 or Jeff Hilgenhold at (812) 568-4785.

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  • Three jailed on meth charges

    MILLSTONE - A search for a Perry County man wanted on several warrants led to his arrest and those of two others Sunday after police uncovered what they said was evidence of a methamphetamine lab in and around a home near Millstone. One of the men may have been involved in a vehicle fire Friday night. Joshua Sipes, Jason Schulthise and Everitt Smith were lodged in the Perry County Jail. Sipes, 31, was arrested early Sunday after police found him entering mobile home at 7399 Indiana 166.

  • Schweizer Fest 2010 under way

    TELL CITY - Monday's choosing of Miss Schweizer Fest, Tuesday's Old-Timers Game and yesterday's opening ceremonies officially launched Schweizer Fest 2010. Activities continue through the weekend. Here are some of this week's Schweizer Fest events. Full details can be found in red programs or The Perry County News' Schweizer Zeitung, which was inserted into Monday's edition.  All events are in Musik Halle or elsewhere in City Hall Park unless specified otherwise. Thursday • 5:30 p.m.

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  • Recyclers target Schweizer plastic

    TELL CITY - The mountain of plastic bottles generated each Schweizer Fest will be captured for the first time this year, according to the executive director of the Perry County Recycling Management District. "This will be our first year, so it will be interesting to see how much we get," Ken Smith said during a board-of-directors meeting July 22. The effort, which began with Wednesday's opening ceremony in City Hall Park, will gather plastic water and soft-drink bottles.  A mountain of plastic beer cups is also generated during each of

  • Video showcases Perry County life

    TELL CITY - Some artisans labor in marble or clay, paint or plaster. Not Larry Peter. His media are images and words, spun over the past year into a documentary about Perry County.

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  • Visit the Schweizer Fest Market

    TELL CITY - This year's Schweizer Fest Market, which opened Wednesday in City Hall Park, continues through Saturday night, with new booths and returning favorites, said Bev Minto, executive director of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and one of the leaders of the market.  Vendors will offer antiques, collectibles and various items. Abbey Hills soap will be sold as will jewelry, including Russian Blue Luster manmade diamonds, Tupperware, leather products, incense, cornhole boards, candles, coins and sporting goods, woodworking crafts and shirts.